Friday, June 8, 2018
'40 Under 40' honoree took over newly created role ahead of theater's $32 Million project.
Mark Folkes - BA, Drama, 3 Year/Fine & Performing Arts (2006)
Mark Folkes had wanted to be a part of Stages Repertory Theatre for about seven years before being named managing director in 2015.
Folkes has been interested in performing arts — and musical theater in particular — since he was a child. So when he moved to Houston about 10 years ago, he started exploring the city’s theater scene.
“I was attending performances at The Alley and TUTS (Theatre Under the Stars), but I came to my first show at Stages and just completely fell in love with this place,” Folkes said.